October Reminds Us to Focus on the Women in Our Lives

October is celebrated nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We hope that during this time you will pause to reflect on women’s health issues, take proactive steps to monitor and improve your own health, and encourage those you love to do so as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer […]

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Apple Watch Can Help Monitor Your Heart

By JEFFREY L. WILLIAMS, MD The Series 4 Apple Watch has just been announced and will prove to be a game changer for heart health monitoring. It is the first over-the-counter electrocardiogram product available direct to consumer.   It has three main features: It will be able to automatically detect abnormally slow heart rhythms. It […]

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Kick Up Your Boring Turkey Burger

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Try this tasty burger this weekend. If you can’t find smoked Gouda, use another pungent cheese such as havarti, boursin, pepper jack or Asiago. SMOKED GOUDA POBLANO TURKEY BURGER Number of servings: Serves 2 1 poblano pepper 1/2 pound ground turkey breast 1/2 cup dry oats 1/2 […]

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Quesadillas Make for a Quick Dinner Solution

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Need dinner in a hurry? Don’t get takeout. Make quick quesadillas. If you have a package of whole-wheat tortillas, a cup of cooked chicken or canned beans, and a couple of vegetables in your kitchen, you’ve got the makings of quick quesadillas. This is a great way […]

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Pediatricians Can Answer Your Measles Questions

  By DONALD EASON, MD, and DANIEL HAIGHT, MD As a parent, you want to provide the safest and highest-quality care for your child. So do we. Discussions about measles vaccinations are always a popular topic in our practice, and hearing about recent cases of measles in West Central Florida and elsewhere adds to parents’ […]

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Three Tips to Make Sure After-School Snacks Are Healthy

  By VIVIEN WILLIAMS Mayo Clinic When your kids come home from school, they can be really hungry. Some lunch times are scheduled before noon, and if there’s no opportunity to grab a snack before the last bell rings, kids can work up a big appetite. Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, has three tips […]

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